Embellishment: how much is too much?
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|Wed, 12-02-2009 - 4:30pm|
I read an interesting article today on eHarmony Advice warning against embellishing too much on your profile and it got me thinking, is a little okay, and how much is too much?
After all, we are participating in online dating for a reason--to meet people. And since there's competition, the dating services have encouraged us to put our best foot forward.
Sometimes it's just the adjectives you use to describe your personality--I'm confident, fun and affectionate, for instance. These are subjective and open to interpretation by others who meet us.
But I've had quite a few conversations with men I've met through OLD who swear women lie about who and what they are. I haven't caught any of my dates in an outright lie, but I did find that a few stretched the truth in terms of their height, weight, and professional accomplishments.
What about you? Have you found that people you meet paint a portrait that's different from who they are in real life?